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All but One Phase Two Project Approved by EC School Board

October 23, 2013

The Elbert County School Board is moving forward with all phases of the Phase Two renovation project at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School, say for one project. That project is a new field house at the high school. Originally the construction of a new field house had a cost allowance of roughly 1.4 million…

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Slightly Better Financial News for Elbert Memorial Hospital

October 23, 2013

Some slightly better financial news out of last night’s Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority meeting. In the month of August the hospital generated a net revenue loss of two hundred and three thousand dollars. According to Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers, the month of September was a bit better, as the hospital posted a net loss…

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Gas Prices Up Across the Board, Still Expected to Decline Moving Forward

October 23, 2013

As forecast, retail gas prices moved higher last week after the government struck a deal to reopen and raise the debt ceiling. However the jump in pump prices was premature and it’s likely they will plateau in the coming weeks. AAA Spokesperson Jessica Brady, with the Auto Club Group, said gas prices have remained lower…

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Orders for T-Shirts and Hats for “Kicking for Her” Extended Until Later this Morning

October 23, 2013

T-shirt and hat orders are still being accepted for the “Pink Out” planned for November 1st in the Granite Bowl. The event “Kicking for Her” is for all of the women in Elberton and surrounding areas. Pink shirts are being sold that have a picture of the Granite Bowl on the back and Navy Blue…

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Weekend Fundraiser for EC Fire Fighters Brings in Over $5K

October 22, 2013

A great turnout was on hand for the Elbert County EMS and Elbert County Fire Department’s fundraiser this past Saturday. The fundraiser was to help Justin Hobbs, an Elbert County firefighter, and his family with medical costs that have been incurred from their daughter’s stay at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. According to Elbert County…

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Georgia DOT Seeking Public Input on Federally Funded Projects

October 22, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking public review and comment on its federally-funded projects. Georgia DOT is presenting the draft FY 2014-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program in Northeast Georgia for public review and comment. The STIP is a four year program designed to achieve Georgia’s transportation goals to improve the mobility of people and…

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NARCOA Makes Some Noise in NE Georgia Over the Weekend

October 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Some little rail cars made a big splash this weekend as they rolled through Northeast Georgia. Members of the North American Rail Car Operatiors Association or NARCOA came through Franklin, Hart, Elbert and Stephens Counties Saturday on their PutPut’s and Speeders, riding the rails as the invited guests…

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Bowman Work Session Cancelled Due to “Lack of Agenda Items”

October 22, 2013

No dice last night for the Bowman City Council. Yesterday evening, the council was originally supposed to hold a work session to discuss agenda items for the council’s regular meeting scheduled for October 28th. However, a memo was sent out to WSGC Radio saying that the work session had been cancelled due to lack of…

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Blue Devils Snag Big Win Over North Oconee

October 21, 2013

One undefeated region team down, one more to go. The Blue Devils snagged an enormous victory this past Friday evening after knocking off the North Oconee Titans on the road. It didn’t take long for the scoring to get going, as North Oconee scored the opening touchdown, but the Blue Devils answered right back thanks…

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1st Ever Pumpkin Fest takes place on Thursday

October 21, 2013

Main Street Elberton is focused on its second October event, coming up later this week. The event is the 1st Annual Pumpkin Festival, set to take place on the downtown square in Elberton. Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says this particular event is a new one for Elberton. Gibbons…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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